How to Level Up & Choose Companion Perks in The Outer Worlds

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Your Companions stay by your side in The Outer Worlds, fighting for you and exploring alongside you. In order to scale with you, you will need to level them up by choosing Perks for them.

These Perks can increase attributes such as weapon damage and health, and help them stay in the fight for longer. However, you should know that once you have chosen a perk for your companion, it can’t be changed again.

Below, we’ll show you where to choose perks for your companions in The Outer Worlds. For more guides & content for The Outer Worlds on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!

Level Up Companions

Once a companion is ready to be levelled up, you will be notified in game. You will also see a star above their name in the main menu. Open up the in-game menu where your map and inventory is (by pressing TAB on PC). At the top of the screen, you will see the names of any companions you have with you.

Choose a Perk

In the screenshot above, I have Parvati following me. Head to their area, and you will see the weapons they are carrying. At the top of the screen, you can switch between armor, weapons, perks and stats. Head to the perks area and unlock what you think will be most useful.

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Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!